ISABELLE PATEER (°1980 NL)
I am an independent photographer passionate about portrait and documentary photography. I feel very privileged to work for clients such as The New York Times, Financial Times, Bio Planet, RDH Diamonds, Matexi, WWF, Orde van Architecten, Consensio, Foodservice Network Europe, G4S, ISS, Grünenthal, Caritas, Gabriel Rios and Johan Tahon.
My personal / fine art work has been awarded and exhibited worldwide in London, Brussels, Dublin, Barcelona, Hamburg, Berlin, Toulouse, Arles, Copenhagen, Cologne, Lodz, Tbilisi, Krasnodar, Daegu and others and I am working towards a book publication of the 'Unsettled' series.
Photography defines my way of living and is not just my job. I feel very privileged by the enriching experiences through the diversity of encounters I am facing in my life as an image maker. It's my life challenge to create meaningful imagery and transfer not only a visual, but also emotional experience in the resulted image. The best images to me are not complex. Making it can be complex, but the outcome shouldn’t look complex. I strive for simplicity that can reveal complexity on a second layer. Even more in these times of overwhelming visual load the right choice is key.